Norwich City youngster Jonathan Tomkinson has admitted it's his dream to play for Manchester United - but insists he's focused on the Canaries at present.

Tomkinson made his senior debut in August's Carabao Cup win over Birmingham, before starting in the Championship against Burnley three months later.

He's highly rated inside and outside Carrow Road, but says his immediate target is breaking into Dean Smith's first team.

"I have no idea where I'll be in five years," he said, talking to the ChumChat podcast. "I'm definitely very happy here right now.

"I always grew up watching Manchester United, so that's always been the team I follow. That's probably a dream for me one day, but I have no intentions of leaving here anytime soon, and I would like to build a career here."

It's been a rapid rise for the American, but he's been able to rely on the support of his more experienced team-mates during his transition from youth football to City's senior side.

"It's been good," he continued, "I think partly because when I got introduced to the first team I always had a younger boy next to me who was coming up at the same time.

"Last pre-season I was doing it with one of my older team-mates, Dan (Barden), so I had someone there. This pre-season five of us under-21s went on pre-season tour, so I always had people around me.

"The older guys are definitely very welcoming. Their only way of treating us like young boys is if we're on an away trip or something. Everyone sings on their first away trip. But they treat us all really well, and they're always more than happy to help us learn."

Their support undoubtedly helped ease him into his Championship debut at Turf Moor, which flew by for the centre-back. "It was weird," he said of his professional league debut.

"I was nervous the entire day leading up to the game, and then as soon as that whistle went I was just kicking a ball, having fun, doing what I love. All the nerves went straight out of the window as soon as the game started."

Tomkinson also touched on his relationship with compatriot Josh Sargent, who is currently at the World Cup with the USA and plays England tomorrow evening.

Tomkinson said of the 22-year-old: "Me and Josh are good friends. We're always talking and hanging out at training. He was saying he wants to go and play golf with me, but I'm not very good, so I need to go and have a bit of practice at the driving range before I go with him!"